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Westco Open Mic

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Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Last Westco Open Mic of the Year!

This is it folks! It’s Willie’s last time hosting the Westco Open Mic. Come on down and play music, perform comedy, recite poetry, or do something else.
THERE WILL BE PRIZES!
We will be giving away all the prizes that didn’t get given away at the previous open mics, so be sure to put your name down.
  • DATE?: Wednesday, May 7th (TONIGHT!)
  • TIME?: signups at 9:30pm, show at 10pm
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL PRESENTED BY TEXTS.COM

shrek_is_love__shrek_is_life___3_of_3__by_rhythmlizard-d70p1cuAn all-caps invite from Nick Petrillo ’14:

DID YOU LOVE THE MOVIE “SHREK” WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG? DO YOU OFTEN WISH IT HAD MORE SEX IN IT? DO YOU SOMETIMES THINK THOUGHTS THAT ARE INAPPROPRIATE TO SAY OUT LOUD, BUT THEN YOU SAY THEM ANYWAYS?

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL” IS THE SHOW FOR YOU.

COME WATCH THE STORY THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE TOLD. MAY 1ST @ 7PM, MAY 2ND @ 7 PM AND MAY 3RD @ 10 PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE.

SEATS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SO GET THERE EARLY!

Date: May 1, 2nd, and 3rd
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe

KGB Presents: The 24-Hour “Let’s ‘Beak’ Canary Cancer!” Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24

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Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

“KGB Presents: The 24-Hour ‘Let’s Beak Canary Cancer!’ Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24″ is a new theatrical project written and directed by the dream-cream of Solomon Billinkoff ’14 and Russell Goldman, and sponsored by Second Stage.

It centers around the final hour of a 24-hour public-access telethon to benefit canary cancer.

What is canary cancer, you ask? Just shut up for a second.

Canary cancer is a terrible disease that has wreaked havoc on 127 different species of birds. The symptoms include vomit.

This is not a ticketed event, so show up early (20-30 minutes before showtime) to get a seat!

The show contains material that is shocking and offensive and is not recommended for canaries under 18 or for humans under 18.

DATE?: Thursday, February 20th – Saturday, February 22nd
TIME?: 8pm (arrive 20-30 mins early for seats)
PLACE?: Westco Café
FACEBOOK?: Here.

Ian Teixeira Presents: “Birthday Party”

If it’s your very merry unbirthday, or you feel like wearing a pointed hat for no reason, Ian Teixeira ’17 has just the event for you:

A birthday party is a joyous occasion. A party celebrating two
birthdays, twice as so. Now imagine the sheer ecstasy of a room in
which it is everyone’s birthday; no one is left out because each one
of us is the birthday boy or girl or genderqueer person! 

The event will feature birthday-themed decorations, hats, streamers,
and music. There will not be a birthday cake, because cake is for
nerds,” Teixeira added.

“The most fun that’s been had on campus since the 1800′s”
-President Michael Roth

AN INTIMATE PARTY EXPERIENCE

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From the mind of Jules Berman ’16:

COME WITH YOUR THIRD EYE OPEN

KILBOURNE, DJ Rimjob, M Vaughan // WestCo Cafe // 11 PM // $3

The aforementioned killer DJs will be spinning a party dubbed “An Intimate Party Experience.” What more could you possibly desire? Among the activities featured are couches draped in satin, tents filled with aromas, lights to warm your soul, a dance floor dedicated to freedom, art that opens the mind and endless surprises. Doors close at midnight.

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Time: 11 PM–2 AM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: 3 bux
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Duke Day 2013

Come down to the WestCo Cafe and Lounge this Saturday for music, art, bubbles, VISUALS, clay building, blanket forts, and other neat and lovely activities! Brooklyn band Stone Cold Fox will be headlining the festival! Check out some of their music here. Bands will start playing in the cafe at 2pm. Facebook.

The following student bands will be performing as well:

Chef
Featherwood Bee
Borneo
Klaatu Nikto
South Station
Robert’s Don

A pinata will burst at precisely 4PM.

Date: Saturday, Nov 9
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Place: WestCo Cafe and Lounge

Sylvan Esso & kaleidoscope @ WestCo Cafe

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From Eric Lopez ’15:

RPMU Presents Sylvan Esso & kaleidoscope

Sylvan Esso looks to put on the first big show for WestCo Cafe this coming Friday with their dancing beats and riveting vocals. Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn. Meath’s powerful voice is front and center, unjoined by fellow harmonizers as it is in her folk group, Mountain Man. Sanborn, who plays bass in the genre-destroying Megafaun, creates intricate, pulsing grooves for Meath’s voice to inhabit. check out their soundcloud.

kaleidoscope is Keenan Burgess ’16 and one of the best beat makers on campus. His newest song “Aurora” is filled with floating vocals and an ethereal sensation all over it. Burgess played an opening set last semester for Sweater Beats and the Clam Casino-esque sounds played beautifully there. You can check out the rest of his sounds on his Soundcloud page, which includes a great rework of Cassie’s “All My Love”, and grab some older tracks off his Bandcamp page.

Set Times to be announced on Facebook.

Date: Today
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Nada

Sound Co-op Info Meeting

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If you like sound, check this out! From Angus Macdonald ’16:

The Wesleyan Sound Co-op is having an informational meeting this Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM in the WestCo Cafe. Anyone interested in running live sound is welcome to attend. No experience necessary.

Date: Sunday, Sept 15
Time: 2 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe

Photos: Static Stamina Returns for One Last Show

“I had a son from a one-night stand but it turned out that I really liked him.”

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Once upon a time, on a Wesleyan orientation week long ago, an enormous and very silly rap-rock group called Static Stamina was formed, consisting mostly of then-Butts residents, including Will Feinstein ’13, Stefan Skripak ’13, Nicole Lepre ’13, Adrien DeFontaine ’13, Jacob Eichengreen ’13, Nate Jacobs ’13, Danny Sullivan ’13, and Claire Dougherty ’13 (who I mostly remember shouting “STATIC MOTHA-FUCKIN STAMINA!” at shows).  For a couple of practice sessions, our great leader Zach was even present. Like the illustrious Beatles, Static Stamina demonstrated their power by growing in size every month of the year. Their high-octane act and somewhat obnoxious sense of humor created many memorable nights in my underclassman years.

There often comes a time when one must put away childish things, however, and when Static Stamina took the stage at the WestCo Cafe on Thursday, joined by Dink 583 and Tonsil Hockey, they had not played together under that name in probably two years. The present lineup of the band was uncertain, as many of the coeterie had gone on to play with Feinstein in bands like Chants, which won Awesomefest two years ago. Sam Ebb ’13, Jason Katzenstein ’13 (who is standing behind me and adding effusive copy about himself), and Danny Sullivan ’13 were also present. Feinstein told (warned?) the audience that Chants would appear at some indefinite point during the set; Chants is Spencer Burnham ’14, Ethan Young ’13, Defontaine, and Feinstein. They are a bit more punk-oriented, but many of the differences collapse in the face of Feinstein’s charisma, whether he is throwing kleenex and ripped-up pieces of Argus at audience members and shouting “You got an issue/tissue? Here’s a tissue/issue!” or suffering from an intentional short-term memory loss that causes him and the band to play a very short song called “My Son” eight times over the course of a set. Feinstein stood on top of various equipment and appeared to tower over the crowd, leading to gestures of devotion from them. A surprising number of current underclassmen were present; may they be inspired by this show to continue Wesleyan’s musical creative streak.